Astros reliever Hawkins fined

Updated: August 5, 2009, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Astros reliever LaTroy Hawkins was fined by Major League Baseball for comments he made about an umpire after he was ejected from a July 27 game in Chicago.

Bob Watson, baseball's vice president in charge of discipline, would not reveal the amount of the fine.

"When a player, a coach or a manager criticizes an umpire, that speaks to the integrity of the game," Watson said in a phone interview Wednesday.

Hawkins, on the disabled list since July 28 with shingles, told ...

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